Andrew Lorraine

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Andrew Lorraine
Seattle Mariners
Pitching Coach
Born: (1972-08-11) August 11, 1972 (age 44)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 17, 1994, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 6-11
Earned run average 6.53
Strikeouts 113
Teams

As a coach:

Andrew Jason Lorraine (born August 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1994-2002. He also played for the La New Bears in Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League.

He pitched for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and Milwaukee Brewers. Lorraine was the pitching coach of the Israel national baseball team. He is currently the pitching coach for the Jackson Generals, which is in the Seattle Mariners organization.[1]

Baseball career[edit]

Lorraine was in the selected 38th round of the 1990 draft by the New York Mets in the, but chose to continue his education. He attended and played baseball at Stanford University, and was drafted in the fourth round in 1993 by the California Angels. In 1993, for Boise, he was 4-1 with a 1.29 ERA. In 1994, after going 12-4 for Vancouver and being chosen as a Triple-A All-Star pitcher in the Pacific League, he made his first appearance with the Angels at the age of 21, pitching in four games.[2]

Perhaps the most notable moment of his career came during his rookie season; he was the losing pitcher for the California Angels in Kenny Rogers' perfect game for the Texas Rangers on July 28, 1994.

In July 1995, he was traded by the Angels with Bill Simas, John Snyder, and McKay Christensen to the Chicago White Sox for Tim Fortugno and Jim Abbott.

When he returned to the majors that year, pitching for the White Sox, he appeared as a reliever in five games, with a 3.38 ERA.[2]

In January 1996, he was traded by the White Sox with Charles Poe to the Oakland Athletics for Danny Tartabull.

He had six starts with the Oakland Athletics in 1997, going 3-1 in 12 games, and was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 1998, where he had an ERA of 2.45 in four games.Playing for the Chicago Cubs in 2000, he had a 1-2 record and was released. He finished the season with the Cleveland Indians, where he had an ERA of 3.86, and their Triple-A affiliate the Buffalo Bisons of the International League, where he went 8-3 with a 3.47 ERA.[2]

In 2001, Lorraine pitched 29 games for the Calgary Cannons of the Pacific Coast League and joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons for the playoffs.[2] In 2002 he had five appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers, and returned to the minors in 2003, playing for the Las Vegas 51s.[2]

Lorraine signed a minor league contract prior to the 2004 season with the Minnesota Twins. In 2005, Lorraine was a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization.

In 2006, he pitched for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League, and Charlotte Knights of the International League, where he had a 1.95 ERA in 27.2 innings.

In 2009, he pitched for the Orange County Flyers of the Golden Baseball League.

in September 2016, Lorraine was the pitching coach for Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?sid=t423
  2. ^ a b c d e "Lorraine, Andrew". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 

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